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Retired and enjoying my free time to paint. I love the French Impressionism era. Monet, Renoir, Bazille and Manet are some of my favorites.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Bouquet of Chrysanthemums- 1881
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Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City

Renoir felt that he had greater freedom to experiment in still lifes thanin figure paintings.  "When I paint flowers, I feel free to try out tones and values and worry less about destroying the canvas," he told the writer
Georges Riviere.  "I would not do this with a figure painting since there I would care about destroying the work."

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